Postoperative antibiotics correlate with worse outcomes after appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis.

@article{Coakley2011PostoperativeAC,
  title={Postoperative antibiotics correlate with worse outcomes after appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis.},
  author={Brian A. Coakley and Eric Scott Sussman and Theodore S. Wolfson and Anil S Bhagavath and Jacqueline J. Choi and Nalin E Ranasinghe and Elizabeth T Lynn and Celia M. Divino},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 6},
  pages={
          778-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND Acute appendicitis remains the most common cause of acute abdominal pain necessitating operative intervention. Although postoperative antibiotics are universally used for perforated appendicitis, no consensus exists on whether postoperative antibiotics are beneficial for preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) in nonperforated cases. We set out to determine how postoperative antibiotic therapy affects outcomes after appendectomy for nonperforated appendicitis. STUDY DESIGN The… CONTINUE READING
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